I am writing this letter a few
days before the Riverside Telescope Maker's Conference
and the IAPPP Photometry and CCD Imaging Symposium.
Both events will have already occurred by the time
you read this (in the Sirius Astronomer - on the
web of course you get it early! - ED). This will
be my second IAPPP conference, and my memory is
too frail to remember how many RTMC's I have attended.
I'm sure most of you have attended
RTMC ( http://www.rtmc-inc.org/ ), if not this most
recent one, then perhaps others in the past. We
are privileged to be so close to one of the premier
events for amateur astronomers anywhere in the world.
I know that OCA has added a lot of novice members
in the last year or two. If you are in that category
and have not attended RTMC, then you are really
missing out on a great experience. Be sure and go
next year (not too late even now - ED). RTMC is
held every Memorial Day weekend near Big Bear. In
the original version of my Starcruiser.Com web site
I wrote an article about the conference here. The
article should give you a feel for the event and
has been updated with a special conspiracy photo
detailing with JPL's cover-up of the Comet Hale-Bopp
Saturn Like Object affair. See the last page of
the article. You don't know about the JPL cover-up
story? Check out the whole sordid affair at http://www.sipe.com/halebopp/slo1.htm
. The specific reference to the JPL cover-up can
be found at http://www.sipe.com/halebopp/slo6.htm
. See the paragraph that begins "Sipe is such
a lying bastard". Grin.
Well, as pleasant as this is, it's probably enough
strolling down memory lane for this month.
"The goodness of the night
Othello Act 1 Scene 2